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Between ankle socks, knee-highs, fishnets, and fleece-lined tights, our leg wear drawer is already looking pretty full. But since we have a little room to spare, this season we’re choosing to add leg warmers into the mix. This awesome ‘80s accessory has been trending again in 2023, partially due to the rise of balletcore, and we’ve been itching to get in on the fun — for a reasonable price, that is.
Many people have been styling leg warmers with their UGG boots and platform slippers, while others are getting more literal by pairing them with ballet flats. However, a quick Google search for cute, influencer-backed styles and you might be taken aback by the cost. Some luxury leg warmers will have you shelling out over $100 — which yes, does seem like a lot for such a small piece of material. But those hoping to add leg warmers to their fall and winter outfits aren’t totally out of luck. There are plenty of pairs out there for under $20, just waiting to be paired with mini skirts, sweater dresses, and the occasional pair of leggings.
Urban Outfitters, American Eagle, and H&M have all been on top of the leg warmers trend, selling cute, affordable pairs that look way more expensive than they actually are. Whether you’re into soft seasonal colors, prefer the ribbed look over cable knit, or enjoy fuzzy details, we’re rounding up five options worth adding to cart in the near future.
Out From Under Ribbed Long Leg Warmer
So many cute leg warmer outfits consist of a cream colored pair. This one from Urban Outfitters is simple, yet will pop against your new UGG Tazz slippers and other platform shoes.
AE Leg Warmers
If you’re really ready to lean into the balletcore trend, invest in some light gray leg warmers. This soft shade complements baby pink clothing and will look super sweet when styled with ballet flats.
Monki Ribbed Leg Warmers in Black and Gray Stripe
If you’re someone who enjoys making a statement with your outfit, dare yourself to try a print. We’re partial to a pair that features stripes, which stands out yet still seems classic.
H&M Fluffy Leg Warmers
‘Tis the season for fuzzy socks, so why not fuzzy leg warmers? You might find yourself rocking these around the house and styling them with plaid pajamas.
Forever 21 Ribbed Knit Leg Warmers
Colorful accessories can help spice up your outfit, so if you’re looking to add some interest to chunky pair of oxfords or an everyday legging look, this blue pair will do the trick. Plus, you can’t beat that $7.89 price tag.